Only work that the creator has deliberately released into the public domain may be used without permission. Before selling shirts with school logos, you must first get authorization. It would be unlawful to use them without authorization.
The best way to protect your intellectual property is to register it with the United States Copyright Office. There are four requirements before a piece of original artwork may be registered: (1) it must be a fixed design; (2) it must be capable of being reproduced exactly; (3) it must be independently created by you or you must have expressly granted the copyright owner the right to reproduce and sell copies of the design; and (4) it must not be in the public domain.
If you do not register your artwork, anyone can copy it freely. The only way to enforce your copyright is by taking legal action against violators.
Yes, you can put a school logo on a T-shirt. However, if you want to protect your intellectual property, you should consider registering it with the United States Copyright Office. This will give you legal protection against others copying or using your logo after it is registered.
Logos can be protected by trademarks or copyright, and both types of intellectual property protection limit how others may use the logo. It's not difficult to sell shirts with copyrighted photos, but you should never put someone else's logos on your T-shirts or other items without their express consent. Failure to get permission could lead to legal action.
In terms of trademark law, a trademark is any word, name, symbol, or device that identifies your product or service and distinguishes it from those of others. If another company uses exactly the same mark as yours, they are infringing upon your trademark rights. Before filing for a trademark, you will need to use the mark in connection with services before it is granted. Also, if you plan to expand into other products, make sure to file for trademarks for each one.
As for copyright, this type of intellectual property protects original works of authorship including books, movies, songs, and paintings. Copyright allows its owner to prevent anyone from using the work without permission. Like trademarks, copyrights must be registered with the United States Copyright Office before they can be enforced.
In summary, yes you can put your logo on a Gildan shirt. However, you should first check with Gildan to make sure that it isn't prohibited by copyright or trademark laws. If it is, then you should not use it on your product.
In general, you are not permitted to utilize college logos without permission or license, since this may constitute trademark infringement. However, we do not recommend trying to get permission because it can be difficult to obtain and may lead to issues with licensing if you choose to sell products.
Instead, we recommend using an alternative logo that is not considered a trademark of the school. There are many free logos available online that you could use instead of creating your own.
In general, you may not use college logos without first obtaining permission or licensing them, as doing so may constitute trademark infringement.
However, there are exceptions to this rule. For example, if you are using the logo as part of a parody or satire, it may be acceptable to use it without permission. Also, if you are using the logo as part of a fair use analysis, it may be acceptable to use it without permission. Finally, if you are using the logo as part of a criticism or review, it may be acceptable to use it without permission.